Turkish Blue

HEX #446BAD / RGB (68, 107, 173)

Turkey blue mosque

What is Turkish Blue Color?

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Turkish Blue has the hex code #446BAD. The equivalent RGB values are (68, 107, 173), which means it is composed of 20% red, 31% green and 50% blue. The CMYK color codes, used in printers, are C:61 M:38 Y:0 K:32. In the HSV/HSB scale, Turkish Blue has a hue of 218°, 61% saturation and a brightness value of 68%.
Details of other color codes including equivalent web safe and HTML & CSS colors are given in the table below. Also listed are the closest Pantone® (PMS) and RAL colors.

Turkish blue comes from the Blue mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque), an Ottoman-era place of worship, located in Istanbul, Turkey. this shade of blue is also commonly used in the Turkish evil-eye charms.

FYI, the gemstone and the associate color, Turquoise, is named after Turkey. However, turquoise color is closer towards cyan and is more blue-green than the color displayed on this page. Do not confuse turquoise or even teal (a darker shade of turquoise) with Turkish blue.

Turkish Blue Color Codes

Hex Code#446BAD
RGB Values(68, 107, 173)
CMYK Values(61%, 38%, 0%, 32%)
HSV/HSB Values(218°, 61%, 68%)
Closest Web Safe#336699
Inverse Color#BB9452 [Aztec Gold]
Closest Pantone®7683 C
Closest RAL5023 [Distant blue]
Complementary Color#AD8644 [Bronze (Metallic)]
Turkish Blue Converted to Grayscale Codes
Simple Average#747474
Desaturated#797979
Weighted Average (Most Common)#676767
Weighted Average (Luma)#676767
Weighted Average (Gamma Adjusted)#A5A5A5

Turkish Blue Color Palettes

Complementary color palette of 446BAD. Complementary color is AD8644

Complementary Palette

The complement of Turkish Blue is Bronze (Metallic) with the hex code #AD8644. Complementary colors are those found at the opposite ends of the color wheel. Thus, as per the RGB system, the best contrast to #446BAD color is offered by #AD8644. The complementary color palette is easiest to use and work with. Studies have shown that contrasting color palette is the best way to grab a viewer's attention.

Analogous color palette with (446BAD, 5244AD and 44A0AD)

Analogous Palette

The analogous colors of Turkish Blue (#446BAD) are Ocean Blue (#5244AD) and Verdigris (#44A0AD). In the RGB color wheel, these two analogous colors occur to the right and left of Turkish Blue with a 30° separation on either side. An analogous color palette is extremely soothing to the eyes and works wonders if your main color is soft or pastel.

Split Complementary color palette with (446BAD, AD5244 and A0AD44)

Split-Complementary Palette

As per the RGB color wheel, the split-complementary colors of Turkish Blue (#446BAD) are #AD5244 (Brown (Crayola)) and #A0AD44 (Brass). A split-complementary color palette consists of the main color along with those on either side (30°) of the complementary color. Based on our research, usage of split-complementary palettes is on the rise online, especially in graphics and web sites designs. It may be because it is not as contrasting as the complementary color palette and, hence, results in a combination which is pleasant to the eyes.

Triadic color palette with (446BAD, AD446B and 6BAD44)

Triadic Palette

Turkish Blue triadic color palette has three colors each of which is separated by 120° in the RGB wheel. Thus, #AD446B (Medium Ruby) and #6BAD44 (Apple) along with #446BAD create a stunning and beautiful triadic palette with the maximum variation in hue and, therefore, offering the best possible contrast when taken together.

Tetradic color palette with (446BAD, AD446B, AD8644 and 44AD86)

Tetradic Palette

The tetradic palette of Turkish Blue has four colors - #AD446B (Medium Ruby), #AD8644 (Bronze (Metallic)) and #44AD86 (Mint) in addition to the base color (#446BAD). A tetradic color palette is complex and, in most cases, should not be used off-the-shelf. We suggest tweaking the colors slightly to achieve desired results.

Square color palette with (446BAD, AD44A0, AD8644 and 44AD52)

Square Palette

Turkish Blue square color palette has #AD44A0 (Byzantine), #AD8644 (Bronze (Metallic)) and #44AD52 (Medium Sea Green). Quite like triadic, the hues in a square palette are at the maximum distance from each other, which is 90°.
Note: For several colors purposes, a square palette may look much better than the tetrad color palette.

Rainbow color

Turkish Blue Color Rainbow Palette

Our Turkish Blue rainbow color palette is based on the RGB model and consists of 7 colors, just like the traditional rainbow. You might not see a lot of variation in color, especially if the chosen color is dark or extremely light. However, this can lead interesting rainbow palettes that are faded, soft, pastel or dull.

Tints, Tones & Shades of Turkish Blue Color

Tints

  • Transparent 6989BD#6989BD
  • Transparent 7C97C6#7C97C6
  • Transparent 8FA6CE#8FA6CE
  • Transparent A2B5D6#A2B5D6
  • Transparent B4C4DE#B4C4DE
  • Transparent C7D3E6#C7D3E6
  • Transparent DAE1EF#DAE1EF
  • Transparent ECF0F7#ECF0F7

Tones

  • Transparent 506FA4#506FA4
  • Transparent 5671A0#5671A0
  • Transparent 5C739B#5C739B
  • Transparent 627697#627697
  • Transparent 687892#687892
  • Transparent 6E7A8E#6E7A8E
  • Transparent 747C89#747C89
  • Transparent 7A7E85#7A7E85

Shades

  • Transparent 36568A#36568A
  • Transparent 304B79#304B79
  • Transparent 294068#294068
  • Transparent 223657#223657
  • Transparent 1B2B45#1B2B45
  • Transparent 142034#142034
  • Transparent 0E1523#0E1523
  • Transparent 070B11#070B11

Turkish Blue Color Patterns

  • Transparent

    Turkish Blue Gingham Checks

  • Transparent

    Turkish Blue Vertical Stripes Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turkish Blue Polka Dots Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turkish Blue Honeycomb Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turkish Blue Leaves Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turkish Blue Houndstooth Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turkish Blue Trellis Pattern

  • Transparent

    Turkish Blue Plaid Pattern

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